Episode 4: Airborne Transmission and Crowd Safety

Recently, a group of scientists published an open letter (Morawska and Milton, 2020) urging governments and organisations to consider that airborne transmission of the COVID-19/SARS-COV-2 virus may be more impactful than surface transmission. In this letter they suggested the following low cost and effective measures to reduce the risk of …

Episode 1. Can the past indicate our future? 1918 Spanish flu and theatres in the US

With the news that events in Germany have been cancelled until at least October 2020 and events with capacities over 5000 are banned in Ireland until the end of August, industry professionals are looking to each other and news articles to find some indication of how our industry will be …

Íse Murphy awarded NVQ Level 4 Spectator Safety Management

After two years of practical examinations and study, I have achieved an NVQ Level 4 in Spectator Safety Management. It has been a great learning experience with colleagues to take on this award with Sue Watson and associates. It’s a great qualification to achieve for anyone working in event safety and …

Crowd Counting: Eagles Super Bowl Victory Parade 2018

As a first year student studying MSc Crowd Safety & Risk Analysis at Manchester Metropolitan University, alongside our core units, we are given real world projects to work on as part of our learning. Last night I was part of a team of seven students, based across six different countries, live counting …